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General Discussion / Re: You couldn't make it up!
« Last Post by Willpower on Today at 03:15:48 pm »
No, unfortunately there is no shortage of such numptys.  And regrettably they seem to be breeding.   
General Discussion / Re: You couldn't make it up!
« Last Post by Clarice on Today at 03:12:36 pm »
Driving up to Birmingham Airport last week to pick up the Mother In Law in the new CX-5 on the M40 in lane 1. I had a jerk in a BMW overtake then pull in front of me before braking from 60 to 30 mph although there was nothing in front of the plank to warrant doing so, easily outbraked the fool who then accelerated away again. Coming back down the Motorway I had two drivers who overtook and pulled in again braking as they did so. Is this new car envy or is there a bank of idiots out there who dislike SUV’s especially Mazda CX-5’s.
I ask as this has happened to me when driving big bendy toys (Artics ) as well, given that driving something that big and heavy the outcome for the car driver would not be good.
Anyone else out there driving their SUV experienced  these overtake and stop merchants or have I got the corner on this market of dimwits.
Vehicle Entertaintment / Navigation Systems / Re: European maps update
« Last Post by p38cyq on March 17, 2018, 06:44:11 pm »

And it seems that the download is an incremental one, that is that only changed files are downloaded.
Took me 5 minutes (EU maps).
Vehicle Entertaintment / Navigation Systems / Re: European maps update
« Last Post by Deepjoy22 on March 16, 2018, 03:59:46 pm »
I've just checked (via Mazda Toolbox) and there is an update for European maps (March 2018) on the Webstore which some of you may be interested to download.
General Discussion / Re: You couldn't make it up!
« Last Post by twabrigs on March 16, 2018, 08:51:29 am »
Some dealers do you make despair.

My daughter was buying her first car last August; we made a 90 mile trip to Glasgow to view two used cars by appointment. The first, a Ford Ka had been sold when we got there. They offered us a drive in another, which we accepted. We then waited 40 minutes while they a) inflated the flat tyre, b) jump started it, c) moved about 20 cars to get it out, and d) went off to the petrol station to fuel it. They knew we were coming and were buying but had not thought to prep the vehicle.

Contrast with the second garage (Arnold Clark) which had the Kia Picanto washed and warmed up sitting outside the showroom, looking immaculate. We bought it.

Getting the basics right is not difficult.
General Discussion / Re: You couldn't make it up!
« Last Post by Deeps on March 15, 2018, 03:40:49 pm »
Seems a safe car from a theft point of view eh?  :) Even thieves have a limited amount of time and patience.  >:( Oh, and some unknown toe-rag clipped the o/s rear lamp cluster of the cycle carrier that I had stuck on the towball a couple of days ago - another 50€ down the drain.  :'( Seems as though the CX5 attracts these morons.  ;)
General Discussion / You couldn't make it up!
« Last Post by BigAl on March 15, 2018, 01:33:51 pm »
My CX5 is currently off road having a new front bumper fitted (thanks to someone reversing into me at traffic lights a couple of weeks ago  ::) )
As I knew I was taking it in, I booked a test drive in the nearby Volvo garage for the new XC40 (serious contender for next car). That was confirmed by email from Volvo and a call from the dealer to confirm time.

Got there this morning to find that they had SOLD the demonstrator (they also seemed surprised by my being there). They had another one in the showroom which had been pre-registered but which was also sold for collection in June. That could only be used for a quick 1/2 mile up the road and back. I got the impression that they didn't want to take it out in the wet! They eventually agreed to get it out which meant moving lots of cars outside and inside. Then it wouldn't start... The immobiliser wouldn't recognise the key although the car did open.

After an hour of hanging round I gave up and went back to work. How do they expect to sell cars that way?

Maybe another CX5 after all?

CX-5 / Re: Grrrrrrrr...
« Last Post by HighlanderUK on March 11, 2018, 08:38:30 pm »
yes i had heated jets and windscreen on my last 4 Focus's, pity Mazda still wasn't part owned by Ford (or license their tech) and still get their heated windscreens, my new CX-5 is very fogged in the cold mornings......not what i'm used to.
I just read this excellent post by Willpower which explains the whole deal with Mazda diesels.

The main point is to regularly check the oil level is not too high - represented by the 'X' mark on the dipstick. I am not sure in my case whether the oil level reaching this point caused the warning message, as I was only checking for low oil level being ignorant of the issue. I suspect the dealer pumped out some oil rather than just 'resetting' the warning light. They did not indicate they changed the oil. What still puzzles me is that I had done 4000 miles since I bought the car most of which were on the motorway at 70+ mph which should have provided the conditions for a proper DPF regen cycle. The fuel/oil only gets dumped in the sump when the process is incomplete.
Any case, I have done around 500 miles since and all is OK. Oil level is at the 'full' mark well below the 'X' mark. I do know the car was at the dealer for a few months before I bought it (they reduced the price by £1000) and would have just done test drives only, poor conditions for the DPF regeneration which may have increased oil levels. It was supposed to have been 'serviced' just before I drove it away but checking the paperwork this was a 'Service - Pre Sale preparation'. No oil change was mentioned. Methinks I will get the oil changed anyway pretty soon.
Buy & Sell Section / Re: Genuine Mazda spare wheel - PRICE DROPPED
« Last Post by Deeps on March 10, 2018, 11:52:52 am »
A giveaway price that. Shame I'm overseas otherwise I'd probably be interested. Only other thing putting me off is that with the current emission scandal that's going on and the argument as to whether or not the manufacturers should foot the bill for mechanical as opposed to software upgrading to meet the current standard, I might need the boot space for the fitting of any Ad-Blue tank etc.
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